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Preview: Newport County (A)

18 October 2019

The Iron will be looking to record back-to-back wins for the first time this season when they make the trip to take on Newport County this Saturday (3pm kick-off).

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19 October 2019

SCENE-SETTER

Scunthorpe come into the match on the back of a 3-0 home victory over Northampton Town last weekend, which saw Lee Novak (two) and Kevin van Veen on target. It extended a run of just one defeat in seven games in all competitions for United, who still sit 22nd in the division but could climb a place should they be victorious against the Exiles this weekend.

The 2-2 draw away at Plymouth Argyle in our last fixture on the road two weeks ago saw Scunthorpe get their first away point of the season, and they will be looking to build on that at Rodney Parade.

Newport have had a decent start to their campaign after losing out in the play-off final last season and sit fifth in the table coming into the fixture. Their last league game was a fortnight ago, with them securing a 1-0 home victory over Carlisle United in stoppage time that took them into the top three. Having not played last weekend due to the international break, they fell down a couple of places and will be hoping to return into the promotion spots with a victory this weekend.

TEAM NEWS

Manager Paul Hurst has confirmed there is still some illness in the camp, so the affected players will be assessed before the squad travel on Friday.

After coming off against Northampton last week, there is no fracture on Rory Watson's cheekbone or nose but the club has to go through the necessary protocol in terms of concussion, so a decision will be made on the goalkeeper following Friday morning's training session.

Kevin van Veen returned to full training on Tuesday after coming off against the Cobblers with an ankle injury.

Jamie Ward has recovered from illness and has trained, looking sharp ahead of the match. James Perch returns after returning to training following a hip flexor injury.

However, Hurst confirmed Kgosi Ntlhe is a doubt with a groin issue.

Jacob Bedeau (calf) has returned to training following a calf injury, while Jordan Hallam (ankle) is close to a return and will feature for the Under-23s at Bottesford next Wednesday all being well.

Meanwhile, Clayton Lewis is back with the club after his involvement for New Zealand Under-23s in their Olympic qualifying campaign.

George Miller (quad strain), John McAtee (shoulder) and Andy Dales (calf) remain absent, while Jordan Clarke is out following an appendix operation and is still at least a month away from any return.

Matthew Lund sits out the final game of a three-match suspension.

PAST MEETINGS

Our last game against the Exiles was in March 2014 when Paddy Madden and David Syers struck in a 2-2 draw. United were left disappointed on the day though as they were pegged back late on.

SEASON - DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2013-14 - Sat Mar 1 LG 2 Newport 2-2 Iron Madden, Syers
2013-14 - Sat Aug 31 LG 2 Iron 1-1 Newport Winnall
1987-88 - Sat Jan 16 DIV 4 Newport 1-1 Iron Taylor
1987-88 - Sat Sep 19 DIV 4 Iron 3-1 Newport Flounders 2, Atkins
1983-84 - Fri Feb 10 DIV 3 Iron 3-3 Newport Brolly 2, Cammack
1983-84 - Sat Sep 24 DIV 3 Newport 1-1 Iron Green
1979-80 - Sat Dec 15 DIV 4 Newport 2-1 Iron Stewart
1979-80 - Sat Oct 20 DIV 4 Iron 1-3 Newport Keeley
1978-79 - Wed Apr 18 DIV 4 Newport 2-0 Iron  
1978-79 - Sat Oct 7 DIV 4 Iron 2-3 Newport Deere, Oates
1977-78 - Tue Apr 4 DIV 4 Iron 2-0 Newport Kilmore 2
1977-78 - Tue Oct 4 DIV 4 Newport 3-1 Iron Farrell
1976-77 - Tue Apr 19 DIV 4 Iron 1-0 Newport Keeley
1976-77 - Fri Jan 28 DIV 4 Newport 0-0 Iron  
1975-76 - Sat Jan 10 DIV 4 Iron 1-2 Newport Money
1975-76 - Sat Aug 30 DIV 4 Newport 0-0 Iron  
1974-75 - Sat Jan 11 DIV 4 Iron 4-1 Newport Roberts 3, Collier
1974-75 - Sat Dec 7 DIV 4 Newport 2-0 Iron  
1973-74 - Sun Feb 17 DIV 4 Newport 2-1 Iron Warnock
1973-74 - Sat Oct 13 DIV 4 Iron 0-0 Newport  
1971-72 - Mon May 1 DIV 4 Newport 1-0 Iron  
1971-72 - Sat Jan 29 DIV 4 Iron 1-0 Newport Davidson
1970-71 - Sat Apr 17 DIV 4 Iron 0-1 Newport  
1970-71 - Sat Oct 10 DIV 4 Newport 2-3 Iron Cassidy 2, Davidson
1969-70 - Sat Mar 28 DIV 4 Iron 4-0 Newport Kerr, Cassidy 2, Davidson
1969-70 - Mon Mar 9 DIV 4 Newport 3-0 Iron  
1968-69 - Mon Feb 24 DIV 4 Newport 1-1 Iron Lindsey
1968-69 - Fri Oct 18 DIV 4 Iron 1-0 Newport Heath
  SCUNTHORPE WINS DRAWS NEWPORT WINS
LEAGUE 8 9 11
TOTAL 8 9 11

ELSEWHERE IN LEAGUE TWO

SATURDAY
Bradford City v Crawley Town (3pm)
Cambridge United v Exeter City (3pm)
Colchester United v Morecambe (3pm)
Crewe Alexandra v Swindon Town (3pm)
Forest Green Rovers v Mansfield Town (3pm)
Grimsby Town v Leyton Orient (3pm)
Northampton Town v Salford City (3pm)
Oldham Athletic v Macclesfield Town (3pm)
Plymouth Argyle v Carlisle United (3pm)
Port Vale v Stevenage (3pm)
Walsall v Cheltenham Town (3pm)


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